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Samsung launches NX11 with i-Function Lenses
by Allison Johnson -  12/28/2010

Updating its NX10 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, Samsung announces the new NX11 fully integrated with its i-Function series of lenses. Both the NX10 and NX11 are equipped with APS-C sized sensors.

Samsung NX11

Samsung's i-Function technology includes a control ring around the lens used to make adjustments to various camera settings. By twisting the ring, the user can adjust a setting such as white balance or aperture.

The Samsung NX11 doesn't stray far from the NX10's model. The NX11 uses the same 3.0-inch AMOLED monitor and 23.4 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor with 14 megapixels. It will have a 921k-dot EVF like the NX10. The biggest difference between the two cameras is the NX11's ability to accept the i-Function lenses that were introduced with the NX100 we previewed at Photokina.

Samsung's CEO Mr. Sangjin Park revealed at a Photokina press conference that they were at work on a new sensor to bring better high ISO performance and 1080p HD video to the NX series. We can assume that sensor must still be under construction.

Samsung NX11

The NX11 also has a "priority mode dial," designed to help the user pick the best shooting mode for its corresponding i-Function lens.

The camera will be packaged with a new stabilized 18-55 mm i-Function lens. It covers an equivalent range of 27.7-84.7 mm when coupled to the NX11 and features a maximum aperture of f/3.5 at wide angle and 5.6 at telephoto. Two additional i-Function lenses, a 20 mm f/2.8 and 20-50 mm, debut with the NX11.

Pricing and availability
The Samsung NX11 will be bundled with the 18-55 mm lens for $649 and should go on sale sometime in February 2011.